Education Hour –  Archive

To the best of our knowledge, the information contained in these archived presentations is reliable as of the date of publication.

December 5, 2017 

Hepatitis A Outbreaks: Response and Prevention

Our most webinar focused on the current Hepatitis A outbreaks in California and strategies for response and prevention.

  • Describe Hepatitis A modes of transmission, morbidity and mortality
  • Describe the unique characteristics of the current California outbreak
  • Identify strategies that California counties have employed in response to this outbreak
  • Identify strategies to increase Hep A vaccination

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Featured Presenters:

Sayone Thihalolipavan, MD, MPH
Deputy Public Health Officer Public Health Services,

County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency

Sharon Balter, MD
Director, Acute Communicable Disease Control Program
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

August 24, 2017

Strategies for Expanding Access to Immunizations:

How Pharmacists Can Improve Access to Immunizations in our Communities

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC) endorse pharmacists as complementary vaccine providers, and recent policy changes enacted in California further support pharmacists as vaccinators. Many pharmacists now offer routinely recommended vaccines to children, adolescents, and adults. This can help to improve immunization access, and can be especially valuable in communities where primary and preventive care services are limited. An estimated 90% of Americans live within 5 miles of a pharmacy and many pharmacists offer extended hours and walk-in services. Some pharmacies have also developed programs to provide vaccinations at community and employer sites.

Please view our most recent CIC Education Hour to learn more about opportunities to improve immunization access through pharmacies and pharmacists

Featured Presenters: 
  • Jeff Goad, PharmD, MPH
    Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice
    Chapman University School of Pharmacy
  • Bill Huynh, PharmD
    Pharmacy Clinical Services Manager
    Greater Sacramento Area Walmart
  • Carlos Velazques, MA
    Project Manager
    National Influenza Vaccination Disparities Partnership
    President – HMA Associates, Inc.

May 23, 2017 

Immunizations and School Admission:
The Role of Schools in Assessing Vaccination Status

This Webinar focused on understanding immunization requirements for school admission and the important role of schools in assessing vaccination status.

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Featured Presenters:

  • Amy Pine, MPH – Director, Immunization Section 
    Alameda County Public Health Department
  • Pamela Kahn, RN, MPHCoordinator, Health and Wellness
    Orange County Department of Education
    President-Elect 2017-2019, California School Nurses Organization

August 29, 2016

Implementing a System-Wide Immunization Requirement at the University of California

This webinar his webinar focused on the new immunization policy within the University of California system with an overview of the specific requirements, implementation timeline and exemption policy. We also discussed the important role of providers in this process.

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Featured Presenters: 

  • Brad Buchman, MD, MBA – Medical Director, Student Health and Counseling
    University of California Office of the President
  • Mary Knudtson, DNSc, NP, FAAN  – Executive Director, Student Health Services
    UC Santa Cruz
  • Mark Sawyer, MDDirector, UCSD Department of Pediatrics Residency Program
    UCSD School of Medicine and Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego

April 21, 2016

Meningococcal Serogroup B: Impacts and Recommendations

This webinar focused on understanding the current incidences of Meningococcal Serogroup B, vaccination recommendation and potential implications to affected subgroups.

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Featured Presenters: 

  • Matthew Zahn, M.D. – Medical Director, Epidemiology & Assessment
    Orange County Health Care Agency
  • Alicia Stillman  – Emily Stillman Foundation

December 9, 2015

New School Rules Part II: What School Health Personnel Need to Know 

This webinar was a follow up to our October webinar on SB 277 “New School Rules: What Providers and Parents Need to Know” which is archived below.

The December 9th presentation focused on how the new law will impact school nurses and other school health personnel in addition to answering some common questions and providing resources for further information.

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Featured Presenters:  

  • Rob Schechter, M.D – Clinical and Policy Section Chief 
    California Department of Public Health Immunization Branch
  • Kathy Ryan, MSN, PHN, RN – President, California School Nurses Organization (CSNO)
  • Catherine Flores-Martin, Director, California Immunization Coalition
Shots For School –  website with information about immunizations required for school entry in California including FAQ’s regarding implementing school immunization laws.
California Immunization Handbook – August 2015 For Childcare Programs and Schools – The 8th edition of the California Immunization Handbook reviews school immunization requirements, staff responsibilities, procedures for evaluating immunization requirements, and reporting obligations.
October 28, 2015
New School Rules: What Providers and Parents Need to Know

This webinar was focused on SB 277 which goes into effect January 1, 2016 and removes the personal belief exemption from school vaccination requirements. The presentation consisted of an overview of the law and how it will impact schools and medical practices, an explanation of medical exemptions for vaccines, and resources for educating parents and providers.

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Frequently Asked Questions – special thanks to the California Medical Association

Featured Presenters

  • Randy Bergen, MD, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Kaiser Permanente Northern California
  • Scott Clark, Associate Director, Center for Medical & Regulatory Policy, California Medical Association
  • Catherine Flores-Martin, Director, California Immunization Coalition
June 23, 2015

Applying Health Literacy, Plain Language, and Cultural Competency to Immunization Promotion
This webinar included basic principles related to health literacy, plain language, and cultural competency; how to use clear communication, cultural competency, and effective message delivery to promote immunization awareness and confidence; and where to find practical health literacy, plain language, and cultural competency tools and resources to use in your practice or community.

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Featured Presenters

  • Michael Villaire, MSLM, Chief Executive Officer, Institute for Healthcare Advancement
  • Jennifer Dillaha, MD, Medical Director for Immunizations, Arkansas Health Department and Medical Advisor for Health Literacy and Communication, Office of Health Communications and Marketing

February 24, 2015

Engage Your Community: Use California Resources for Immunization Success
This webinar described two ways participants can work with California Immunization Coalition to engage the community to improve immunization efforts; how you can access and use a variety of California Department of Public Health’s immunization resources for one or more immunization observance campaigns in their community; and identified ways that immunization stakeholders can effectively used the iChoose campaign to raise immunization awareness in their community.
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Featured Presenters:

  • Catherine Flores-MartinDirector, California Immunization Coalition
  • Jane Pezua, MPH, Health Educator, Information and Education Section, California Department of Public Health Immunization Branch
  • Oliver Brooks, MD, Assoc. Medical Director, Chief, Pediatrics, Watts Healthcare Corporation

August 26, 2014

California Pertussis Epidemic: Who Has It, Why and What Can Be Done About It?
The webinar presented an update on the current California Pertussis epidemic, provided educational resources, and included a facilitated discussion along with a question and answer period.
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Featured Presenters:

  • Kathleen Winter, MPH, Epidemiologist, Vaccine-Preventable Disease Surveillance and Epidemiology Section, California Department of Public Health Immunization Branch
  • Natalie Nakahara Preas, MFA, Information and Education Section, California Department of Public Health Immunization Branch

February 25, 2014
Parents and Providers – Partnering to Protect Our Kids from HPV
The webinar provided information about HPV vaccination, including recommendations, safety, and impact; shared and employed best practices for HPV vaccine communication and the importance of a strong provider recommendation for vaccination; and showed you how to utilize CDC’s HPV vaccine communication products.
Featured Presenters: 
  • Jill B. Roark, MPH, Project Manager, Carter Consulting Inc, Health Communication Science Office, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Patricia Samuelson, MD, Medical Director, Mercy Clinic Norwood
  • Amanda Roth, MSW, MPH, Immunization Branch, Division of Communicable Disease Control, California Department of Public Health

October 22, 2013
Pertussis Update: Where are We and Where are We Going?
Learn about the current epidemiology and trends regarding pertussis in CA, find out which strategies are the most effective in preventing disease and protecting infants, learn about what experts see as a way to control the disease in the future, and learn what resources are available to conduct outreach and education to key population.
Featured Presenters: 
  • Kathleen Winter, MPH, Epidemiologist with the California Department of Public Health
  • Andrew Resignato, MS, Director of the San Francisco Immunization Coalition.

Thanks to California Pharmacists Association (CPHA) for sponsoring the following calls:

July 23, 2013

What’s New — and Not New — With the Flu: Vaccines, Recommendations and Communication
Understand seasonal influenza vaccine formulations and availability; appropriately follow the CDC 2013 flu recommendations when administering vaccinations to different populations; and effectively apply flu promotion messaging and risk communication.
Featured Presenters:
  • Robert Schechter MD, FAAP, Medical Officer, California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
  • Cindy Fowler, Health Communication Specialist, Office for the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

February 26, 2013
Hepatitis B Education and Immunization: Liver Cancer Prevention Begins at Birth
Learn about the current status of Perinatal Hep B immunization issues, including implementation of the birth dose by hospitals and approaches to educating high risk populations on the importance of the vaccine.
Featured Presenters:
  • Celia Bird, MS, NP-C Perinatal Hep B Program Coordinator,  California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
  • Chrissy Cheung, MPH Perinatal Research Coordinator,  Asian Liver Center at Stanford University

October 23, 2012
Increasing Influenza Vaccinations for Healthcare Workers: Barriers, Opportunities and Mandates
Learn about current CDC messaging to motivate influenza vaccination among HCWs; reasons that local health jurisdictions may implement a mandate that unimmunized health care workers wear a mask during the flu season; steps needed to implement a mandatory influenza vaccination program for health care workers.
Featured Presenters:
        • Dr. Raymond A. Strikas, MD, MPH, FACP, Immunization Services Division, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)



      • Paul Leung, MPH, Immunization Coordinator, Communicable Disease Programs Contra Costa Public Health



      • Lisa Brill, MPH, MPP, Northern California Flu Vaccination Program Manager, Appointment and Advice Call Center, Northern California Kaiser Permanente



      • Jennifer Adams, Union Representative, Engineers & Scientists of CA, Local 20 AFL-CIO, CLC


Other resources: Individual health system, facility or practice mandates Sample recommendation or mandate letters from some local California Health Officers

July 17, 2012
Creative Funding in Touch Economic Times 
Learn about opportunities and strategies for seeking funding through grants, foundations, individual giving and online fundraising, fundraising resources, and get lessons from the field.
Featured Presenters:
  • Lisa Kritz, Project Director, Chicago Area Immunization Campaign
  • Debbie McCune Davis, Program Director, Arizona Partnership for Immunization
  • Alayna Buckner, Resource Development Consultant

January 24, 2012
Navigating Adolescent Vaccinations through VFC Private and Safety Net Providers
Featured Presenters:
        • Claudia L. Aguiluz, CDC PHAVaccines for Children (VFC) Program Coordinator, CA Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch



      • Maria Volk, MPH, CDC PHA Vaccines for Children (VFC) Chief of Field Services and Program Coordination, CA Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch



      • Ann Marie Walker, BSN, RN, Public Health Nurse II, Immunization Coordinator, Kern County Public Health Services Department



December 19, 2011
Tips and Tools for Improving Health Literacy
Learn why health literacy is an important issue for anyone who is promoting healthy
practices and ways that you can address this issue in your daily work.
Featured Presenters:
  • Michael Villaire, M.S.L.M.Chief Operating Officer, Institute for Healthcare Advancement.
  • Jennifer Carayé Harris, M.S.Health Communication Specialist, Office of the Associate Director for Communication, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

October 25, 2011 
Stories in Action: Leveraging the Power of Making Issues Personal
Understand how to create compelling social media activities using personal stories; Be able to apply personal stories in your education, training, and outreach efforts; Know how to request and use Shot by Shot personal stories to promote immunization.
Featured Presenters:
  • Christine Vara, Editor and lead contributor to Every Child By Two’s blog.
  • Andrew Resignato, Director of the San Francisco Immunization Coalition.
  • Amanda Roth, Project Manager for Shot By Shot.

July 26, 2011
What’s in Store for the California Immunization Registry
Hear from the new CAIR Registry Manager Michael Powell and Provider Support Coordinator Cecilia Sandoval, and learn how you can continue to help support Registry participation and growth in California.
Featured Presenters:
  • Michael S. Powell, MSc, CAIR Manager, California Immunization Registry (CAIR), Registry and Assessments Section, Immunization Branch, California Department of Public Health
  • Cecilia Sandoval, MPH, CAIR Provider Support Coordinator, California Immunization Registry (CAIR), Registry and Assessments Section, Immunization Branch, California Department of Public Health

January 25, 2011
Who’s on What: – Social Media Trends Among Communities of Color
Recent research has found that the use of social media by communities of color is increasing even faster than use by the general population. This is creating an important new avenue for outreach to some critical underserved audiences.
Featured Presenters 
  • Aaron Smith, Senior Research Specialist, Pew Center’s Internet and American Life Project
  • Bhupendra Sheoran, MD, MHA,  Deputy Director, Internet Sexuality Information Services (ISIS)
  • Edgar Morales Ednacot, EdD, MPH, Health Education Supervisor, California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch